Inspiration can strike at any time. Usually inspiration finds me while I’m wandering through the grocery market looking for something yummy. However, recently it came from an unusual source, a cartoon about a rat with a food obsession. Yep, you guessed it, Ratatouille.
The film stars Remy, a rodent with a nose for food, who happens to discover that he is living under one of Paris’ most iconic restaurants. Needless to say, insanity ensues and we get a very fun introduction to gourmet cooking.
Ratatouille is a classic French dish that is made with a medley of vegetables that are backed together and served hot. I’ll admit baking a heaping tray of vegetables isn’t my go to, however, I couldn’t help but think the ratatouille in the film looked delicious. So, I finally gave into my curiosity and tracked down a recipe from Allrecipes.com, which just happens to be named Disney’s Ratatouille.
For the most part I stuck to the recipe, though I did choose to omit the mascarpone cheese, added fresh basil, and baked a few chicken breasts to accompany the meal.
I now know why ratatouille is such a classic dish, it’s delicious!
If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend renting it and making a batch of your very own ratatouille to enjoy while you watch.